Student Ministry Director

CHRIST COMMUNITY CHURCH

The Opportunity

Christ Community Church (C3) was planted in January 2012 by people who were committed to starting a gospel-centered church on the west side of Houston. Since that time, C3 has focused on making disciples through gospel-centered worship, teaching, community, and mission. The church now averages 450-500 people per week and is a part of Acts 29 Network. 

Even through the challenging season this past year dealing with Covid, the youth ministry has continued to grow. We’ve had record numbers of students get involved in our weekly programs and retreats, profess faith in baptism, and participate in discipleship groups. Kids are starting to share the gospel with friends, high school students are pouring into fellow students in the ministry, and we have an incredible team of 20+ volunteer leaders who serve with us every week.

We are looking to hire a full-time Student Ministry Director who can lead an established and healthy ministry where middle and high school students are following Jesus, growing in their faith, hungering for the word of God, and getting a taste of real discipleship in the local church.

This person will primarily work in the following three areas:

  • Preaching and equipping our students with a knowledge of God’s word and a biblical worldview
  • Organizational and directional leadership of the ministry
  • Creating a culture of discipleship between leaders, students, and parents

By God’s grace and your faithful work we want to celebrate… 

  • Youth kids coming to faith in Jesus and professing their faith through baptism
  • Growth in kids involved in our weekly youth program, discipleship groups, and special events (retreats, summer mission trips)
  • Stories of students sharing their faith with and inviting their unbelieving friends
  • Continued growth and training of our team of adult leaders
  • New families joining the church through their kid’s involvement

Interested in applying?

Please read through our distinctives and the job description below and apply here: C3 Student Ministry Director Job Application

Youth Ministry Mission & Distinctives

The C3 Student Ministry exists to partner with parents and equip the church body to make students into fully devoted disciple-makers. 

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Discipling Towards Multiplication

We believe that we are called to make disciples of Jesus who go on to make disciples. We simply want to see more and more kids follow Jesus, become like Jesus, do what Jesus did, and share Jesus with others.

We don’t want students to isolate themselves in a “covenant cul-de-sac” with fellow believers closed off to the world, but instead live as missionaries for Jesus who make disciples in their schools, teams, families, neighborhoods, and friends.

2

Expository Preaching

C3’s preaching in our Sunday gatherings is a heavy diet of expositional preaching where we work verse by verse through books of the Bible. This is true for the youth ministry as well, although we will supplement with some topical-exposition on issues relevant to MS and HS students.

This past year we preached through Micah, Philippians, and spent a weekend diving deep into God’s Design for Sex. We believe that students are capable of hearing the Bible taught and we should continually challenge them towards depth and maturity.

3

“Equipping the Saints” model of youth ministry

We believe that the primary role of vocational ministry positions (directors, ministers, pastors) is to “equip the saints for the work of ministry” (Eph. 4:12). For the youth ministry, this means that as paid staff we should set an example in making disciples, but we are uniquely called to equip people within the church body to partner with us in discipling students to follow Jesus and live for him.
4

Simple youth ministry / Family services

We have a low-program approach to youth ministry. We feel that we are most effective when we focus on fewer programs with a high degree of excellence. We have one weekly program for the youth group on Sunday nights and the rest of our discipling takes place during the week through our discipleship program.
We do not currently offer Sunday morning programs for youth ministry because we strongly desire that MS and HS students attend church with their families and get experience being fully part of the local church.

Student Ministry Director Job Description

Qualifications

  • Gives evidence of the character qualifications of an elder found in 1 Timothy 3:1-6.
  • We are looking for someone who loves the church and can affirm our teaching statement and philosophy of ministry.
  • We desire someone who is driven, takes initiative, is teachable, and works well with people.
  • This person must be passionate about discipling youth, able to preach effectively, cast vision, lead a team of leaders, and think strategically about ministry.
  • Experience in ministry, preferably with youth. 
  • Preferences: Seminary education, desire to church plant.

General Staff Roles

  • Meet regularly with the Executive Pastor for development, care, and evaluation.
  • Lead, develop, and work well with our Associate Director of Student Ministry.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings, office hours, and staff initiatives.
  • Be an active part of the church body with your family. (ex. Sunday worship, community group, men’s ministry).
  • Ministry beyond Students: To be determined with the Executive Pastor.

Student Ministry Responsibilities

  • Oversee all aspects of the ministry, being prayerful and strategic about the present needs of students, families, and leaders while planning ahead for the future.
  • Serve as the primary teacher for the ministry, training youth to know and love God’s word.
  • Spend time outside of programs in life-on-life ministry, teaching students to walk faithfully as disciples who make disciples in their schools, families, neighborhoods, and with friends. All while leading and equipping volunteers into this same mission and partnering with parents in this effort.
  • Recruit, equip, and shepherd a volunteer leadership team in a culture of discipleship.
  • Cultivate relationships with parents, offering support, resources, and encouragement to them, creating a bigger group of parent advocates and volunteers for the ministry.
  • Develop strategies to welcome and support new kids and families to the ministry.
  • Oversee, coordinate, and evaluate Student Ministry programming, including Sunday nights, discipleship program, summer missions trips, retreats, and special events. 
  • Oversee effective communication, making sure that opportunities for connection and involvement are clear to students, leaders, and parents in the church.
  • Manage the student ministry budget.

Compensation

Full-time, competitive salary based on experience

Benefits: 3 weeks vacation, Health and Dental insurance, 403B retirement plan with employer contribution, sabbatical policy